Even although most of our time over the previous yr was spent indoors with restricted social interactions and minimal (if not zero) particular occasions to attend, the medical aesthetic trade has seen a spike in demand because of the Work From Home preparations. Remote working meant hours spent staring and scrutinizing our personal faces throughout Zoom conferences, and plastic surgeons and aesthetic docs all over the world have reported surges in bookings for surgical and non-surgical remedies following lockdown, with everybody hoping to realize a more energizing, younger complexion.
Historically, a facelift is considered as the final word answer for sufferers who want to shed years off their appears to be like. However the standard surgical technique will be invasive with potential threat of the pores and skin trying overly tight and unnatural, to not point out the lengthy downtime required for therapeutic. Thanks to the event in trendy expertise and aesthetic drugs, shoppers now have an array of selections in reaching the identical desired outcomes with out having to go beneath the knives. 2021 is all about these zero downtime, non-surgical facelift remedies that can have you ever trying radiant inside hours.
Profound Radio Frequency Micro-Needling Treatment
Profound is the primary and solely radio frequency micro-needling gadget that’s FDA cleared for each the face and the physique. It penetrates the pores and skin at a exact depth with tiny needles after which it releases a burst of radio frequency vitality, thus stimulating collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. It is clinically confirmed to supply these three fundamentals for youthful pores and skin, not just by including them to the pores and skin however by activating your personal manufacturing. Currently it’s believed there are solely 5 Profound machines obtainable within the UK, and Dr Sophie Shotter, who shall be providing the pioneering expertise from her Illuminate Skin Clinic from April, tells me a noticeable distinction needs to be recorded after six weeks, and at six months the outcomes are at their finest and last as long as three years.
Dr Shotter additionally recommends combining Profound with filler (her a lot anticipated “Tri-Lift” remedy) to focus on three modalities — the pores and skin, subcutaneous tissue and bone. “Profound does a lot and the results are exceptional, but it doesn’t address bone loss, which happens as we age. In order to be able to offer my patients what I consider to be the best non-surgical facelift, I wanted to also address bone loss. Traditionally, patients who I refer to a plastic surgeon for a facelift, also have filler with me. There’s always a place for filler.” Dr Shotter says.
The Profound remedy is alleged to be appropriate for women and men, with most sufferers over the age of 45. Dr Shotter states that she is going to all the time assess a affected person’s physiological pores and skin age quite than solely their chronological age. Dr Shotter provides: “It can be safely used on Fitzpatrick skin types I to IV, and potentially in higher Fitzpatrick skin types by experienced doctors, with caution.”
Thread Lifting Using Minimally Invasive Nonsurgical Threads (MINT) Polydioxanone (PDO)
PDO threads are all of the hype proper now. Multi award profitable facial aesthetic physician, Dr Nina Bal of the Facial Sculpting Clinic says: “PDO threads combine potent collagen stimulation and skin tightening with mechanical, non-surgical lift of soft tissues including dermis, fat pads and muscles. It has very little if not zero downtime and is much less invasive than surgery, much less risky (not possible to get vascular occlusion or necrosis) than fillers — which are great to replenish volume lost but not at lifting, and the results last around 12 to 18 months.”
Dr Bal is a agency believer in preventative remedies, which is one other development we see in 2021, and considers sufferers who’re “over 30, with skin laxity and have developed or started to develop lower jowls and lose the sharp jawline definition” are amongst those that would profit probably the most from PDO threads. However Dr Bal additionally emphasizes the need of an in-clinic, face-to-face evaluation earlier than confirming to shoppers whether or not PDO threads are the precise alternative.
There are additionally supplementing remedies obtainable to make sure the thread lifting process achieves the utmost desired outcomes. Dr Bal says: “Threads work on the subcutaneous layers of the skin. In addition to threads I also recommend medical grade skincare products and bio remodelling treatments such Profhilo that tightens the 2 layers of skin above the threads.”
Dr Bal additionally recommends fillers after thread lifting to complete off the quantity loss correction — the remedy will be executed focusing on the beneath eyes, cheeks, nostril to mouth traces, marionette traces or jawline.
Ultherapy Treatment With Ultrasound
Ultherapy is the ultrasound non-surgical lifting process, and has been a trusted go-to choice for tighter, higher becoming pores and skin. It is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive remedy for lifting and tightening the pores and skin on the face, neck, chin and forehead and, extra lately, for the advance of traces and wrinkles on the décolletage.
Recognized as among the best medical aesthetics clinics specialising in non-surgical remedies for the face and physique, the Cosmetic Skin Clinic is based by Dr Tracy Mountford and has been providing Ultherapy remedy to clients for years.
Dr Shotter, who additionally sees sufferers on the Cosmetic Skin Clinic in London, says: “Ultherapy is an excellent option for people looking to rebuild their collagen bank. It uses ultrasound to stimulate new collagen production in the skin and in the deeper layers of the face. The procedure doesn’t have any downtime, and over a period of 3-6 months people can get a lovely tightening. I love using it around the jawline and for brow lifting.”
Tweakments: Botox, Derma Fillers, Profhilo
As talked about by each Dr Shotter and Dr Bal, aesthetic tweakments will also be utilized to realize a lifting consequence, both on their very own or along with different remedies. When used appropriately, Botox can assist opening up the attention and thus reaching an total more energizing look, while fillers on cheek or behind the jawline can even assist subtly lifting the pores and skin. “Our skin professionals at GetHarley are currently getting many enquiries and bookings for tweakments following their skin consultations via our platform. The most popular tweakments are Profhilo, botox, filler and peels. It tends to be a natural progression from using good skincare products for many women,” Says Charmaine Chow, founder & CEO of GetHarley digital platform that provides simplified entry to world-renowned professionals within the medical aesthetic trade.